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Restaurant Le Girocèdre in Puyméras for Provencal Meals

By Michel

The village of Puyméras is located just a seven (7) km northeast of Vaison-la-Romaine, so it is convenient for lunch after the Tuesday morning market and from our house in Sablet. Puyméras is a pretty, small village, at the northern tip of the Vaucluse near the border of the Department of the Drôme.

Vaucluse Village Puyméras

Puyméras Village

When you approach Puyméras coming from Vaison-la-Romaine, the village is visible on a rocky outcrop surrounded by beautiful countryside dotted with homes, vineyards and lavender fields. The appearance of a few olive trees and fruit trees among the vineyards is what remains of what used to be a diversified farming area which suffered a devastating frost in 1956 so mostly vineyards remain.

As I said, the village is small, the last census in 2017 showed there are 624 residents who live in the village. They are called Puymérassiennes (ladies of Puyméras) and Puymérassiens (men of Puyméras). The area has been settled since the end of the Upper Palaeolithic Era (Old Stone Age), more than 10,000 years ago.

This tiny village is exactly where you might expect to find a restaurant that caters to locals and curious food lovers (like us). Recently we discovered Le Girocèdre a family-run restaurant that serves traditional Provencal meals.

The Trappo family own and operate Le Girocèdre, the name is a combination of Gisèle, Roger and Cedric. Roger (father) originally from the Marseille area still buys fish from his friend a fisherman on the Côte Bleu. Cedric (son) is in charge of wine having grown-up in the middle of Côte du Rhône vineyards he is well versed in the local blends. Gisèle (the lady of the house) adds the touches that make dining in Provence unique. Local herbs flavour the dishes and trees shade alfresco tables on the restaurant’s terrace.

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Le Girocedre (website)
4 Rue du Portalet
84110 Puymeras
Telephone: +33 (0)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (check for seasonal hours)

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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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